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[Boom]

A boom is a very loud, deep sound that echoes. The distant boom of fireworks might spook your nervous dog.

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A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc.

Noun
any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring

Noun
a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set

Noun
a deep prolonged loud noise

Noun
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed lik an assembly line"

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a state of economic prosperity

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Verb
grow stronger; "The economy was booming"

Verb
hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"

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make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song"

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make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"

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be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"


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A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc.

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A long spar or beam, projecting from the mast of a derrick, from the outer end of which the body to be lifted is suspended.

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A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor.

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A strong chain cable, or line of spars bound together, extended across a river or the mouth of a harbor, to obstruct navigation or passage.

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A line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc., from floating away.

v. t.
To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.

v. i.
To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.

v. i.
To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.

v. i.
To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.

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To have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly.

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A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming.

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A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; -- applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances of aspirants to office; as, a boom in the stock market; a boom in coffee.

v. t.
To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a "boom" for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator.


Boom

Boom (b&oomac;m), n. [D. boom tree, pole, beam, bar. See Beam.] 1. (Naut.) A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc. 2. (Mech.) A long spar or beam, projecting from the mast of a derrick, from the outer end of which the body to be lifted is suspended. 3. A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor. [Obs.] 4. (Mil. & Naval) A strong chain cable, or line of spars bound together, extended across a river or the mouth of a harbor, to obstruct navigation or passage. 5. (Lumbering) A line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc., from floating away. Boom iron, one of the iron rings on the yards through which the studding-sail booms traverse. -- The booms, that space on the upper deck of a ship between the foremast and mainmast, where the boats, spare spars, etc., are stowed. Totten.

Boom

Boom (b&oomac;m), v. t. (Naut.) To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.

Boom

Boom (b&oomac;m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boomed , p. pr. & vb. n. Booming.] [Of imitative origin; cf. OE. bommen to hum, D. bommen to drum, sound as an empty barrel, also W. bwmp a hollow sound; aderyn y bwmp, the bird of the hollow sound, i. e., the bittern. Cf. Bum, Bump, v. i., Bomb, v. i.] 1. To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.
At eve the beetle boometh Athwart the thicket lone.
2. To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.
Alarm guns booming through the night air.
3. To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.
She comes booming down before it.
4. To have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly.

Boom

Boom, n. 1. A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming. 2. A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; -- applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances of aspirants to office; as, a boom in the stock market; a boom in coffee. [Colloq. U. S.]

Boom

Boom, v. t. To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a "boom" for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator. [Colloq. U. S.]

A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc.

To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.

To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.

A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming.

To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a "boom" for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator.

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Usage Examples

There is a kind of fear, approaching a panic, that's spreading through the Baby Boom Generation, which has suddenly discovered that it will have to provide for its own retirement.

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Other Usage Examples

I've made three musical movies which is pretty good considering that not many are made but I was lucky in other ways. I came along when independent movies were starting to boom.

From a technical point of view, there seemed to me to be absolutely no reason why - with the existing technology - we couldn't do very high quality audio, because whereas the boom in digital graphics is ongoing, the boom in digital audio has already happened.

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